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RE: Winter camping in the Porkies?

Yes, backpacking on snowshoes with my brother forty years ago. -15 and snow. Did a circle hike down to Lake Superior then back up to Lake of the Clouds. On the last night I caught a stomach flu with a bad fever. My brother, God bless him, paced circles around the fire for 24 hours while I laid in the tent wrapped up in all of our warm clothing and both of our sleeping bags. Best backpacking trip I ever went on. My brother might even say the same.
Son of Norway 12/29/17 10:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fresh Water Tank Drainage ?

You can use the water pump to empty some of it out of the hot water heater valve.
Son of Norway 10/30/17 03:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about using run/start capacitors

I have a clamp-on meter and even it is not able to accurately measure the start-up. In addition to that, a hard-start capacitor does not do the job all by itself. That generator still has to charge it when the AC is first turned on.
Son of Norway 10/30/17 03:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Yet Another Sad Day

It doesn't have to be that way. Even during the winter we can get 3-4 days of good weather at a time here in Denver. If schedules permit, it is easy to de-winterize and go camping. After we get back, re-winterizing only takes about a half-hour. We even go camping without the water system. We use blue jugs of water and plastic basins in the sinks. We pour anti-freeze into the holding tanks. It is possible to enjoy camping all year round, and in the off-season there is very little competition for campsites.
Son of Norway 10/28/17 03:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Onan generator

What is the year and model of your onan and what problems are you having with it?
Son of Norway 10/05/17 03:48pm Tech Issues
RE: How do you carry Kayaks on your 5er

Does you 5er have a receiver on the back? I don't have access to my pictures from where I am, but if you look back I did a post about my 4-kayak rack that goes on a hitch hauler. Easy to make if you are handy with 2x4's.
Son of Norway 09/29/17 12:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What Would You Do..

Now that's a real American !!!
Son of Norway 09/07/17 10:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Bed Lifter

Yes, that's it.
Son of Norway 08/21/17 09:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Electric Bed Lifter

About 16" of travel. 32" long at full extension. 330lbs max
Son of Norway 08/18/17 01:00pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Maximum - 12 volt Deep Cycle Batteries Connected in Parallel

I have a set of 4 batteries in a compartment that I run in parallel. Each battery is connected to a positive and a negative bus, not to each other.
Son of Norway 08/17/17 10:49pm Tech Issues
Electric Bed Lifter

This is for those with RV's in which you have to lift a bed to get at the storage underneath. We have such a bed in our HR and my back is unable to lift it anymore. The gas shocks don't help a bit. After learning about linear actuators I bought two and installed them on either side of the bed. The ones I bought were about $70 apiece. They come with a controller and a remote. I reinforced the bed's frame with plywood on both sides bolted together. Relatively easy project aside from calculating the geometry but I have a son who is an engineer to do that for me. A video would be much better than the picture below, but I hope that the picture gives you an idea of the finished project. Note that I placed the actuators on the outside of the bed. Inside would be much better but the situation under our bed would not allow for it. http://i.imgur.com/bwrKqrUl.jpg
Son of Norway 08/17/17 04:13pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replacing an air conditioner compressor

Thank you all very much for your replies. I now have several new things to look into and hopefully will have a better resolution to the problem.
Son of Norway 08/07/17 09:12pm Tech Issues
Replacing an air conditioner compressor

It looks like my rear air conditioner compressor is going out. Drawing way too much current at startup. My question is whether it is economical to replace the compressor or will I wind up buying a new air conditioner?
Son of Norway 08/06/17 06:33pm Tech Issues
RE: 1988 Winnebago Superchief 27'

Probably not a good idea to buy a 30-year old motor home if you can't DYI and have to pay for everything. It wil need constant attention to one thing or another. When I can't do something on the chassis myself, I have a great mechanic that has his own business and doesn't have expensive overhead. I would look for an independent mechanic if I were you. I have never found a good shop to work on coach issues, but if I needed one I would probably search for a mobile tech that had good reviews. Can one of your kids help? Knowing a good boneyard is a big help with things like doors and furniture. A new electric two-step isn't too expensive, around $200. Good luck with your motor home. I think that motor homes of that era were made very well.
Son of Norway 07/27/17 01:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator Prob - Which Way To Go

I don't know about draft horses, but I had a good experience buying an Amish cooling unit from Bob Ford. I think the Amish probably use the same care in making cooling units for sale to the public that they do for the ones they use themselves.
Son of Norway 07/18/17 12:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ignition Switch

Your motor home is built on some chassis, probably Chevy or Ford. Pull the switch and take it to a parts store to match it up with a new switch which may have instructions.
Son of Norway 07/17/17 06:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Equalizing 6 Volt battery bank

One of the rubber seals on the cap might be problematic and leak a little bit. If so it will lose some electrolyte through evaporation. I have that problem with one of my golf cart batteries.
Son of Norway 07/17/17 12:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: AC Compressor Getting Old. Hard Start Capacitor?

The generator is an Onan Emerald III 6.5. The AC is a Coleman 13500 (not sure which model, it was original to the coach, I'm pretty sure.) Ambient was probably around 92. It was even hotter inside the coach.
Son of Norway 07/05/17 12:52pm Tech Issues
AC Compressor Getting Old. Hard Start Capacitor?

My wife tried to start our rear AC while the generator was running. She told me that it wouldn't work. I checked and found that the breaker on the generator was tripped. Later I ran the generator again and put a clamp meter on the air conditioner while I turned it on. As it started the generator almost died and I saw 22 amps flash briefly on the meter. After starting the air conditioner worked fine. Is this because of a dying compressor? Would a hard-start capacitor help? Would 2 of them help even more? Is it ever economical to replace the compressor? Thanks for your help.
Son of Norway 07/05/17 12:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan Generator Won't Stay Running

Try cleaning the carburetor. Your generator might not be getting enough fuel.
Son of Norway 07/01/17 07:48am Class A Motorhomes
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